Editor Heather Machin builds upon the first edition of the manual and the Ophthalmic Nursing Series in the Community Eye Health Journal. She incorporates the expertise of more than 33 other authors and her own widespread international experience to produce an up to date, comprehensive, professional and very practical manual for all eye care professionals. The manual covers the preparation of patients undergoing eye surgery, the nursing aspects of major eye operations, and the reception and postoperative care of patients undergoing eye surgery.
Emphasis is given to the provision of cataract surgery but other conditions covered are glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, trichiasis, ptyergium as well as sections on corneal, oculo-plastics, vitreoretinal surgery and eye surgery in children.
There are excellent practical chapters describing the care and use of eye surgical equipment and instruments as well as the appropriate sterilisation techniques and an emphasis on safety. This is an essential practical manual for Eye Health Professionals working in Operating Theatres in low and middle income countries.